Onitsha violence: Northern govs take measures to avert spread, call for calm

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BY NDAHI MARAMA, MAIDUGURI
Governors of the Nineteen northern States on Thursday took undisclosed security measures with a view to ensuring that Wednesday’s violence that included burning of places of worship in the commercial city of Onitsha in Anambra State does not spread to the northern part of the country.

Speaking on behalf of the nineteen Governors, Borno State Governor and Chairman of the Northern States Governors’ Forum, Kashim Shettima whose statement was issued by his spokesman, Malam Isa Gusau on Thursday in Maiduguri, said the Governors, particularly those of major cities were in touch with another yesterday and had taken some firm measures that aim at averting any spill-over.

Shettima said the Governors took the undisclosed measures, following media reports claiming that worship places were touched during the Wednesday violence in Onitsha.

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